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40 Years Since Marvin Gaye's Forgotten Classic

In 1972, Motown legend Marvin Gaye composed the soundtrack for the film, Trouble Man. Many critics say it was one of his finest musical achievements. To mark the film's 40th anniversary, Universal Music is releasing a special edition. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with saxophonist Trevor Lawrence and director Cameron Crowe.
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Heidi: The Little Girl Who Changed Football Forever

On Nov. 17, 1968, the New York Jets had taken a two-point lead over the Oakland Raiders with 50 seconds left on the clock. But before the final whistle blew, the stadium faded out and the Swiss Alps faded in for fans watching the game in their living rooms.
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Coalition Proposes Immigration And Migration Museum

A coalition of ethnic and minority groups is calling for a presidential commission to look into creating a new and different type of museum in D.C.

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"Snow-Storm in August:" D.C.'s First Race Riot (Rebroadcast)

In 1835, a drunken slave entered his mistress' bedroom with an axe, setting in motion events that would lead to Washington's first race riot. We learn about the fascinating, and nearly forgotten, characters involved in the incident and its aftermath.

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The Political Culture Of The Commonwealth Of Virginia

From Patrick Henry to Bob McDonnell, the Virginia General Assembly is one of the oldest and quirkiest legislative bodies in America.

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"The Twelve Tribes of Hattie"

First-time novelist Ayana Mathis got a big boost for her book "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" when it was selected for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. We talk with Mathis about her inspiration and the whirlwind of sudden fame.

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"The World Until Yesterday"

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond on the many lessons we can learn from traditional cultures about universal issues like parenting, care of the elderly and conflict resolution.

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Vietnam Veterans Gather At Memorial For Its 30th Anniversary

Veterans and their families gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial this weekend were touched by the words of U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Rick Shinseki, himself a Vietnam vet, who said that the soldiers in that war all came back changed. 

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Airmen Fought For Nation, But Also For Equality

A decade before the Civil Rights Movement gained significant steam, black airmen fought to desegregate an officer's club on an Air Force base in Indiana during World War II. Lt. Col.James C. Warren, who was there through it all, talked to weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz about the experience.

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